Public Bill Committees

Previously called Standing Committees, Public Bill Commitees study proposed legislation (Bills) in detail, debating each clause and reporting any amendments to the Commons for further debate.

There are at least 16 MPs on a Committee, and the proportion of parties reflects the House of Commons, so the government always has a majority.

  • Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [Lords]

    1st sitting · Tuesday, 9 June 2009 · 7 speeches

    (Morning)

    • Clause 1

      32 speeches

      General customs functions of the Secretary of State

    • Clause 2

      5 speeches

      Power of Secretary of State to modify functions

    • Clause 3

      11 speeches

      Designation of general customs officials

    • Clause 5

      0 speeches

      Directions by the Secretary of State

    • Clause 6

      10 speeches

      The Director of Border Revenue

    • Clause 7

      4 speeches

      Customs revenue functions of the Director

    • Clause 9

      5 speeches

      Delegation of Director’s functions

    • Clause 14

      10 speeches

      Use and Disclosure of customs information

  • Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [Lords]

    2nd sitting · Tuesday, 9 June 2009

    [Miss Anne Begg in the Chair]

    • Clause 14

      4 speeches

      Use and disclosure of customs information

    • Clause 20

      10 speeches

      Supply of Revenue and Customs information

    • Clause 23

      4 speeches

      Investigations and detention: England and Wales and Northern Ireland

    • Clause 28

      12 speeches

      Inspections by the Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency

    • Clause 29

      4 speeches

      Inspections by Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Constabulary etc.

  • Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [Lords]

    3rd sitting · Thursday, 11 June 2009

    [Miss Anne Begg in the Chair]

    • Clause 32

      9 speeches

      Payment of revenue to the Commissioners

    • Clause 33

      4 speeches

      Power to require payment into the Consolidated Fund

    • Clause 39

      37 speeches

      Exceptions to application of this Part

  • Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [Lords]

    4th sitting · Thursday, 11 June 2009 · 1 speech

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

    • Clause 39

      23 speeches

      Exceptions to application of this Part

    • Clause 40

      14 speeches

      Application requirements: general

    • Clause 43

      5 speeches

      Children born in UK etc. to members of the armed forces

  • Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [Lords]

    5th sitting · Tuesday, 16 June 2009 · 6 speeches

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] BC 01 STEP, UNISON and Law Centre (Northern Ireland)

    • Clause 49

      1 speech

      Meaning of references to being in breach of immigration laws

    • Clause 51

      53 speeches

      Entry otherwise than by sea or air: immigration control

  • Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [Lords]

    6th sitting · Tuesday, 16 June 2009

    [Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair]

    • Clause 53

      1 speech

      Fingerprinting of foreign criminals liable to automatic deportation

    • Clause 54

      9 speeches

      Extension of sections 1 to 4 of the UK Borders Act 2007 to Scotland

    • Clause 57

      18 speeches

      Duty regarding the welfare of children

  • Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [Lords]

    7th sitting · Thursday, 18 June 2009

    [Miss Anne Begg in the Chair]

    • New Clause 3

      0 speeches

      Common Travel Area ‘(1) In section 1(3) of the Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77) (general principles: the common travel area), for the words from the beginning to “a person” substitute...

    • New Clause 4

      0 speeches

      Transfer of immigration or nationality judicial review applications ‘(1) In section 31A of the Supreme Court Act 1981 (c. 54) (England and Wales: transfer from the High Court to the Upper...

    • New Clause 1

      28 speeches

      The Ilois: citizenship ‘In section 6 of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002 (c. 8) (The Ilois: citizenship) omit subsection (2).’.—(Tom Brake.)

    • New Clause 2

      1 speech

      Establishment of UK Border Police Force ‘(1) There shall be a body corporate to be known as the UK Border Police Force. (2) The UK Border Police Force shall have the functions of— (a)...

  • Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [Lords]

    8th sitting · Thursday, 18 June 2009 · 1 speech

    [Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair]

    • New Clause 2

      23 speeches

      Establishment of UK Border Police Force ‘(1) There shall be a body corporate to be known as the UK Border Police Force. (2) The UK Border Police Force shall have the functions of— (a)...

    • New Clause 5

      4 speeches

      Amendment of the immigration rules relating to Gurkhas ‘(1) The Immigration Rules, as laid before Parliament under section (3)(2) of the Immigration Act 1971 (c.77), are amended as...

    • New Clause 8

      12 speeches

      Probationary citizenship leave: homelessness assistance ‘(1) The Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33) is amended as follows. (2) After subsection (6) of section 118 (housing authority...

    • New Clause 10

      10 speeches

      Restriction on studies: further definition ‘(1) The Company and Business Names Regulations 1981 (S.I. 1981/1685) are amended by inserting “College” in column (1) of the Schedule....

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 8)

Chairpersons

  • Anne Begg (4)
  • Roger Gale (1)
  • Nicholas Winterton (3)

Members

  • Crispin Blunt (8)
  • Tom Brake (7)
  • Simon Burns (8)
  • Damian Green (8)
  • Steve McCabe (8)
  • Siobhain McDonagh (8)
  • Gwyn Prosser (6)
  • Phil Woolas (8)
  • David Hamilton (8)
  • David Anderson (7)
  • Kerry McCarthy (8)
  • Charles Walker (8)
  • Andrew Gwynne (8)
  • Adam Holloway (6)
  • Paul Rowen (6)
  • Phil Wilson (8)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]